Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen (lt) with Cole Fredrick (rt)

Musicians Institute and The Musicians Foundation are pleased to announce that Cole Fredrick is the recipient of the Fall 2017 Melodic Soloing Scholarship.

Cole comes to MI’s Guitar Program from Newport Beach, CA with 11 years of playing experience and in possession of solid melodic soloing skills with a specialization in Pop and Funk genres.

When asked why he chose to study at MI he added “I went to Cal Arts last year but wanted a more intense and defined music program.” While studying at MI, he plans to focus on “learning to shred some Jazz, get my songwriting and vocals dialed in and dedicate myself and time to music and my band.”

He describes his professional goals and aspirations as “my band is going to become famous. We’re going to keep learning from the best teachers and working to evolve until we do. We already have a huge surprise airing in the Fall on a new Ryan Seacrest show, and my band just hired Larry Fridie (James Brown’s manager for 12 years) to manage our career.  I’m really looking forward to taking my academics and skills to the next level at MI.  Super stoked!”

Everyone at MI congratulates Cole on winning this very prestigious scholarship award, and we welcome him as he begins his studies and the many great experiences ahead at MI!

Special thanks to an anonymous MI Guitar Program alumnus (GIT class of 1980) for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Cole with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful careers in the music industry.

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